Ruthven, Badenoch

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Ruthven
Ruthven is located in Badenoch and Strathspey
Ruthven
Ruthven
Location within the Badenoch and Strathspey area
OS grid referenceNN761992
Council area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townInsh
Postcode districtPH21 1
PoliceScottish
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
EU ParliamentScotland
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57°04′04″N 4°02′39″W / 57.06778°N 4.04408°W / 57.06778; -4.04408Coordinates: 57°04′04″N 4°02′39″W / 57.06778°N 4.04408°W / 57.06778; -4.04408

Ruthven (Scottish Gaelic: Ruadhainn) is a former settlement in Badenoch, in the Highland council area, Scotland. It lies 0.5 miles (0.80 km) south of Kingussie, and 43 miles (69 km) to the south of Inverness, in the former county of Inverness-shire. The ruins of the 18th century Ruthven Barracks are nearby, on the site of the earlier Ruthven Castle. James Macpherson, the "translator" of the Ossian poems, was born here in 1736.

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